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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
+1 941-349-2212
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“beet salad” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (71 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Had reservations to sit on the deck out back, but was able to change to an inside table at the last minute. The service was great and the food was delicious. There was even complimentary valet parking.

1  Thank yankeedad69
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We ordered from the regular menu, for our Thanksgiving dinner, Salmond, Mahi, lobster ...all were amazing. The outside dining area had wonderful views & ambience however the inside dining is equally lovely. I travel a lot & eat out at many high end restaurants, Ophelia's...More

1  Thank ellynps
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

This is one of the gems in Sarasota. We are coming back for sure! Great service starts with valet parking and continues with attentive staff inside. The restaurant is on the water so there is inside and outside seating available. Food was unbelievable, everything we...More

1  Thank Elina W
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We have been to Ophelia's a number of times and have never been disappointed with the view or the food. We have always sat outside and on a clear night with a full moon, there is nothing as romantic. The food is fresh, well prepared...More

1  Thank Joel H
Reviewed 16 November 2015

A very unassuming entrance gives way to a beautiful setting for dinner. We were seated next to the water and enjoyed watching the fish swim in the lights under the dock. Our waiter was friendly, but professional. We had the chef's unique preparation of escargot...More

1  Thank Hooptymoo
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed an absolute delicious dinner! You just don't find this quality of service and food everywhere! Enjoy the lobster bisque for appetizer with actual chunks of lobster! Husband enjoyed delicious crab cake with big chunks of blue crab. Our salad was delicious as well as...More

3  Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Food was very good, small portions and very expensive. We paid about $150 for two with wine and desert.

Thank Harold F
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a classy restaurant on Siesta Key. White tablecloth establishment. The outside dining is delightful, right on the Bay. Plenty of tables are available inside as well. Our table's main dinner courses were Mahi Mahi, Scallops, Grouper and Porterhouse steak. Appetizers included Caesar Salad...More

1  Thank RichardLBrown
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were a party of six for Sunday Brunch. When we arrived, we were met my one of the Valet personnel. Parking is extremely limited, so plan on Valet service. We had a great view of the water. The single person jazz person along with...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The food is well prepared and presented. The atmosphere is exceptional. I look forward to a return visit. It is not inexpensive but worth it.

1  Thank Bambino13
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Susan M
Is this the same Ophelia's that used to be located next to Publix on 41 near Nokomis Post office?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel O | Property representative |
No we are unrelated. Originally that was a family member of the previous owner here. Unfortunately that restaurant changed hands and went out of business.
Cheryl W
Can I get a gift certificate online or over the phone?
10 December 2015|
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Response from Edward O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ophelia's sells their gift certificates at the restaurant, on-line and over the phone (941-349-2212)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$39
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
    (Stickney Point Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212
  • E-mail
Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
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